Christopher J. Zopatti

Christopher J. Zopatti


Mr. Zopatti’s practice primarily focuses on the defense of health care professionals including psychiatrists, psychologist, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, professional counselors, dentists and chiropractors. Mr. Zopatti has successfully defended these providers though all aspects of civil litigation and administrative proceedings included jury trials, bench trials, mediations and licensing proceedings. Mr. Zopatti has also developed an expertise in regulatory compliance issues and HIPAA compliance issues.

Mr. Zopatti speaks regularly to various nationwide professional groups. He has made presentations to chapters of psychological associations, marriage and family therapists associations, social workers associations, child abuse prevention groups, clergy groups, as well as continuing education workshops.

Mr. Zopatti graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1980 with degrees in Political Science and Economics. He went on to receive his Juris Doctor degree in 1986 from the University of San Diego School of Law.


Practice Areas
Professional Liability, Psychotherapy Malpractice, Defense of Licensing Board Actions.



J.D., University of San Diego
B.A., Political Science & Economics, University of California at Santa Barbara

California State Bar; United States District Court for California, Central District; United States District Court for California, Southern District; United States District Court for California, Eastern District; United States District Court for California, Northern District; United States Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit; United States Supreme Court.

Ewing v. Goldstein (2004) 120 Cal.App.4th 807.

Laborde v. Aronson, (2001) 92 Cal.App.4th 459.

Maryland Casualty Co. v. Bailey & Sons, Inc. (1995) 35 Cal.App.4th 856.

Guest lecturer at classes on psychology, ethics and law issues at Rosemead Graduate School of Biola University, Trinity Graduate School, and California School of Professional Psychology.

Mr. Zopatti has also presented continuing education courses for the California Psychological Association, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Alliant University, International Conference on Violence , Abuse and Trauma, American Society of Christian Therapists in Risk Management, Ethics, Licensing and Malpractice Issues.

Watcha’ Talking About Willis? The duty to Warn revisited. Christopher J. Zopatti, Esq. January/February 2012 • The California Psychologist 25

California State Bar

California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals.